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WHO emergency response in the Philippines

A midwife changes the umbilical cord dressing of a 4-day old baby at a shelter in Cebu City, Philippines
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A midwife changes the umbilical cord dressing of a 4-day old baby at a shelter in Cebu City. It is estimated that more than 200 000 pregnant women and 130 000 new mothers in the affected areas need specialized prenatal, postnatal, child health, health promotion and family planning services. WHO provided Eastern Samar province with reproductive health kits to treat women with obstetric complications as well as a generator, a refrigerator, a delivery bed, midwifery kits and hygiene kits.

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